Ryno Gonzalez, is the latest football prospect that we've learned has been offered a scholarship by the Boise State staff, although that offer reportedly came during the summer. Gonzalez, a 6'1, 215lb running back from Del Oro High School in Loomis, CA, was injured nearly all of last season, but had a stellar Sophomore season and has proven this season that he is fully healed and hasn't missed a step.
After a solid performance at the Stanford Nike Combine, where he posted a 4.47 40-yard dash and a 33.2-inch vertical jump, there was quite a buzz around Ryno. That buzz has lead to his being pursued by reportedly more than 20 Division I schools. However, the only school that has stepped up with a scholarship offer is the Boise State Broncos.
Ryno confirmed to Scout.com's Andrew Friedman that he did indeed have an offer from Boise State, and that in fact he would be officially visiting campus on December 10th. He went on to that that he didn't want to name a leader, but that he, "really like Boise State. I have been around the staff a lot more since we had our team camp there this summer."
The interest was evidently mutual as the staff was so impressed with Ryno at that camp, that they didn't allow him to leave Boise without offering him a full-ride for the next 4 years as a Bronco, reportedly offered by Head Coach Dan Hawkins himself.
Ryno is a powerful runner who has the size and strength to punish defenders foolish enough to get in his way, however he also has the speed and instincts to avoid those same defenders if he sees an opening. He has proven to be a workhorse this season, routinely rushing for 20-30 attempts, and breaking the 200 yard barrier.